...drive native title holders from their traditional lands...
Justice Mary Gaudron, High Court of Australia:
'... the vastness of the areas which might be made the subject of pastoral leases and the fact that, inevitably, some of them would be remote from settled areas militate against any intention that they should confer a right of exclusive possession entitling pastoralists to drive native title holders from their traditional lands.'
Keywords: Gaudron, Justice Mary, pastoral lease, pastoralism, recognition, Wik, Wik & Co-Existence, 1996
Wik Peoples v The State of Queensland (1996) 187 CLR 1. Still: Justice Gaudron. Courtesy of High Court of Australia.
Author: Strelein, Lisa
Source: Gaudron, Justice Mary